Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th May 2010 22:57 UTC, submitted by Panajev
GNU, GPL, Open Source "The Free Software Foundation is up in arms over Apple's iTunes Store Terms of Service, suggesting that these terms fundamentally conflict with the terms of the GNU Public License. The foundation has warned Apple that a version of GNU Go distributed by the App Store makes Apple liable to comply with GPL terms that allow free sharing of code, but warned that its 'Usage Rules' violate those terms. The fallout could potentially affect any app that uses GPLed code."
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RE: The questions should be...
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 29th May 2010 00:32 UTC in reply to "The questions should be..."
Thom_Holwerda
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By violating the GPL, Apple is comitting a copyright violation (by violating the GPL, you lose the right to freely distribute the code and binary). I prefer MIT/BSD licenses and dislike the GPL, but Apple must abide by the GPL - if not, they'll have to face legal action.

And that's a case Apple will lose with 100% certainty. Every time the GPL ended up in court, it held up, no matter the jurisdiction.

Edited 2010-05-29 00:34 UTC

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